Welcome to My Page!
Welcome to ELL!
About Me: My name is Kara Diemer and I am a first-year ELL teacher here at Shimek.
I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Spanish, Secondary Education,
and a certification in K-12 ELL. When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my
family, travel the world, and watch the Hawkeyes.
About ELL: In ELL, we focus on the four modalities of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Our curriculum is based off of National Geographic Learning. To the right side of this page, there is a link to the online portal: My NG Connect.
Newcomers receive a minimum of 50 minutes of ELL instruction per day, while Kindergarteners and "progressing" ELL students receive 30 minutes daily.
About Shimek: We are responsible, kind, trustworthy, respectful and always perservere. We are the Shimek Sharks!